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Re: [PATCH] AFS fixes and improvements

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: [PATCH] AFS fixes and improvements
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:34:34 -0400

On Mon, 2009-07-20 at 11:36 +0200, Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 10:47 PM, Pavel Roskin<address@hidden> wrote:
> > I think we should release 1.97 first.  Sorry, I know that it's bad to
> > sit on a pile of code, but in my opinion, the nested partition patch is
> > too intrusive at this point.
> >
> For the release we prepared a lot of improvements for FreeBSD support.
> Hopefully it will attract new FreeBSD users. Supporting nested
> partitions required to abandon the syntax like (hd0,a) even if the
> syntax (hd0,1,a) could be preserved. If we release 1.97 now without
> nested partition patch it would be much more difficult in the future
> to break the compatibility with (hd0,a) format. So I would prefer to
> get nested partition patch in first before releasing 1.97

I don't think making another release would change the situation in any
way.  Version 1.96 supported the (hd0,a) format, and that wasn't a

If you want, we could just disable the (hd0,a) format now without
actually changing the internals.

Pavel Roskin

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